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Can we include polar/non-polar Solvents in Solutions unit?


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It was helpful to be able to demonstrate the insolubility of SiO2 - but it would be nice to be able to show non-polar solutes dissolving in non-polar solvents (I do a polar/non-polar solubility lab).

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It's relatively easy for us to model solutions with any solvent as long as we know the solubility of the material in that solvent. Currently I have a tabulated dataset that contains the saturation mass % of common inorganic solutes in water.

What systems did you have in mind specifically?

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Hey Dane - sorry I missed your reply.  Any nonpolar solvent such as carbon tetrafluoride would work with nonpolar solutes such as Napthalene, Iodine, etc.  It's more about the concept of polarity & like dissolves like.